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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton: bio Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning his fourth title in 2017. Statistically the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has won more World Championship titles (4) and more race victories than any other British driver in Formula One (62). He also holds records for the all-time most career points (2,610), the most wins at different circuits (24), the all-time most pole positions (72) and the most grand slams in a season (3). Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six. He was signed to McLaren's young driver support programme in 1998, after he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony three years earlier and said "one day I want to be racing your cars". After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euro Series, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/lewis-hamilton/bio

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Lewis Hamilton
MBE
Born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
(1985-01-07) 7 January 1985 (age 32)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality British
2017 team Mercedes
2018 team Mercedes
Car number 44
Entries 208 (208 starts)
Championships 4 (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Wins 62
Podiums 117
Career points 2,610
Pole positions 72
Fastest laps 38
First entry 2007 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
Last win 2017 United States Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 1st (363 pts)

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A learned colleague remarked to me after the British Grand Prix that Valtteri Bottas could be leading this season's Formula 1 world championship with better luck.Of all the drivers in F1's big three teams, Bottas is undoubtedly the one who has walked under too many ladders in 2018. He is grand prix racing's equivalent of a crazy black cat lady – muttering to himself indignantly as he ... Keep reading

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Hamilton’s charge meant British GP victor Vettel extended his lead at the top to only eight points, despite Hamilton dropping to 18th on the opening lap thanks to a hit from Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen. “We’re in a tough battle this year and it’s the most intense battle that I think we’ve probably all had,” said Hamilton.“I’m very, very grateful that the car was still in ... Keep reading

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